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Metisella Hemming, 1934
Sylphs
Metisella Hemming, 1934; Stylops 3 : 99, TS: Papilio metis Linnaeus
Metisella (Hesperiinae) ; [BK, 408]
Metisella (Heteropterinae) ; [AfrL]

Metisella abdeli (Krüger, 1928)
-. See [About maps] Metisella abdeli ; [AfrL]
Metisella abdeli abdeli ; [AfrL]
M. a. elgona Evans, 1938
Kenya Metisella orientalis elgona ; [BK: 409 (note)]
Metisella abdeli elgona ; [AfrL]

Metisella aegipan (Trimen, 1868)
Cape (Mountains), Rhodesia. See [About maps] Cyclopides aegipan Trimen, 1868; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1868 (1) : 94
Metisella aegipon[sic] ; [BOW: pl. 129, f. 48]
Metisella aegipan ; [AfrL]
Metisella aegipan aegipan ; [AfrL]
M. a. inyanga Evans, 1955
Rhodesia Metisella aegipan inyanga Evans, 1955; Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (12) 8 : 882
Metisella aegipan inyanga ; [AfrL]

Metisella alticola (Aurivillius, 1925)
Metisella alticola ; [AfrL]

Metisella angolana (Karsch, 1896)
Cyclopides angolana Karsch, 1896; Ent. Nachr. 22 (24) : 375
Metisella angolana ; [AfrL]
Metisella angolana angolana ; [AfrL]
M. a. cooksoni (Druce, 1905)
Metisella angolana cooksoni ; [AfrL]

Metisella carsoni (Butler, 1898)
Tanzania. See [About maps] Cyclopides carsoni Butler, 1898; Proc. zool. Soc. 1898 : 57 note, TL: Fwambo, Tanganyika
Metisella carsoni ; [AfrL]

Metisella congdoni de Jong & Kielland, 1983
Metisella congdoni ; [AfrL]

Metisella decipiens (Butler, 1896)
Metisella decipiens ; [AfrL]

Metisella formosus (Butler, 1894)
Malawi - Kenya, Uganda, Zaire, S.Ethiopia. See [About maps] Beatiful Sylph
Heteropterus formosus Butler, 1894; Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1893 : 670, pl. 60, f. 8, TL: Zomba
Metisella formosus ; [AfrL]
Metisella formosus formosus ; [AfrL]
M. f. nyanza Evans, 1937
Metisella formosus nyanza ; [BK: 410 (note)]; [AfrL]
M. f. linda Evans, 1937
Metisella formosus linda ; [AfrL]; [BK: 410, pl. 60, f. 787]
M. f. mittoni Carcasson, 1961
Metisella formosus mittoni ; [AfrL]

Metisella kakamega de Jong, 1976
Kakamega Kakamega Sylph
Metisella kakamega ; [BK: 409]; [AfrL]

Larva on Poaceae


Metisella kambove (Neave, 1910)
Metisella kambove ; [AfrL]

Metisella kumbona Evans, 1937
Metisella kumbona ; [AfrL]

Metisella malgacha (Boisduval, 1833)
Cape, Orange Free State, Lesotho, Transvaal, Natal. See [About maps] Steropes malgacha Boisduval, 1833; Faun. ent. Madagascar, Lépid. : 67
Metisella malgacha ; [BOW: pl. 129, f. 50 (text)]; [AfrL]

Larva on Ehrharta erecta [PBSA]

Metisella malgacha malgacha ; [AfrL]
M. m. orina Vári, 1976
Metisella malgacha orina ; [AfrL]

Metisella medea Evans, 1937
Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zaire, Malawi. See [About maps] Metisella medea ; [AfrL]

Larva on Poaceae [BK]

Metisella medea medea; [BK: 409, pl. 59, f. 782,3]
Metisella medea medea ; [AfrL]
M. m. nyika Evans, 1937
Metisella medea nyika ; [AfrL]

Metisella meninx (Trimen, 1873)
Transvaal, Natal. See [About maps] Cyclopides meninx Trimen, 1873; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1873 (2) : 121, pl. 1, f. 12, TL: Transvaal
Metisella meninx ; [BOW: pl. 129, f. 49]; [AfrL]

Metisella metis (Linnaeus, 1764)
Natal, Cape. See [About maps] Papilio metis Linnaeus, 1764; Mus. Lud. Ulr.: 325
Metisella metis ; [BOW: pl. 129, f. 50]; [AfrL]

Larva on Stenotaphrum glabrum, Panicum deustum, Ehrharta erecta, Stipa dregeana [PBSA]

Metisella metis metis ; [AfrL]
M. m. paris Evans, 1937
Metisella metis paris ; [AfrL]

Metisella midas (Butler, 1894)
E.Nigeria, Cameroun - Kenya, Malawi, Zimbabwe. See [About maps] Golden Sylph
Cyclopides midas Butler, 1894; Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1893 : 671, TL: Zomba
Metisella midas ; [AfrL]

Larva on Poaceae [BK]

Metisella midas midas ; [BK: 408, pl. 59, f. 781]; [AfrL]
M. m. malda Evans, 1937
Metisella midas malda ; [AfrL]

Metisella perexcellens (Butler, 1896)
Nyasa Metisella perexcellens ; [BOW: pl. 129, f. 51]; [AfrL]
Metisella perexcellens perexcellens ; [AfrL]
M. p. marunga Evans, 1937
Metisella perexcellens marunga ; [AfrL]
M. p. sitebi Kielland, 1982
Metisella perexcellens sitebi ; [AfrL]

Metisella quadrisignatus (Butler, 1894)
Malawi, Tanzania, E.Kenya. See [About maps] Four-spot Sylph
Cyclopides quadrisignatus Butler, 1894; Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1893 : 670, pl. 60, f. 9, TL: Zomba
Metisella quadrisignatus ; [BOW: pl. 129, f. 50 (text)]; [BK: 410, pl. 60, f. 410]; [AfrL]
Metisella quadrisignatus quadrisignatus ; [AfrL]
M. q. nanda Evans, 1937
Metisella quadrisignatus nanda ; [AfrL]

Metisella syrinx (Trimen, 1868)
Cape, Natal, Lesotho. See [About maps] Cyclopides syrinx Trimen, 1868; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1868 (1) : 93
Metisella syrinx ; [BOW: pl. 129, f. 52]; [AfrL]

Larva on Arundinaria tessellata [PBSA]


Metisella trisignatus (Neave, 1904)
Kenya, Tanzania. See [About maps] Three-spot Sylph
Metisella trisignatus ; [AfrL]
Metisella trisignatus trisignatus ; [BK: pl. 410, pl. 60, f. 786]; [AfrL]
M. t. tanga Evans, 1937
Metisella trisignatus tanga ; [AfrL]

Metisella tsadicus (Aurivillius, 1905)
Metisella tsadicus ; [AfrL]

Metisella willemi (Wallengren, 1857)
from (Transvaal, Botswana, Rhodesia) - Kenya, Uganda, Somalia. See [About maps] Netted Sylph
Heteropterus willemi Wallengren, 1857; K. svenska VetenskAkad. Handl. 2 (4) : 47
Cyclopides cheles Hewitson, 1868; Descr. One Hundred new Spec. Hesp. (2): 42, TL: Damaraland
Cyclopides cheles ; Hewitson, 1874, Ill. exot. Butts [5] (Cyclopides): [120], pl. [60], f. 12-13
Metisella willemi ; [BOW: pl. 129, f. 53]; [BK: 410, pl. 60, f. 788]; [AfrL]

Larva on Poaceae, Setaria [BK]


The ?? species-group

?Metisella orientalis (Aurivillius, 1925)
Rhodesia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zaire, Cameroun, E.Nigeria. See [About maps] Cyclopides metis orientalis Aurivillius, 1925; in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 13 : 551
Metisella orientalis ; [BK: 409, pl. 59, f. 783]

Larva on Poaceae, Pennisetum [BK]

Kenya Metisella orientalis orientalis ; [BK: 409 (note)]


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References:
[About maps]
Warning! The maps are automatically generated from the textual information, and the process does not always produce acceptable result; See about maps for more info.
[AfrL]
Mark C. Williams; Checklist of Afrotropical Papilionoidea and Hesperoidea; Compiled by Mark C. Williams, 7th ed. (2008) (April 2007); Afrototropical Butterflies; e-mail: Mark C. Williams
[BHL]
The; Biodiversity Heritage Library; and on; Internet Archive; Note: The linking to the content of Internet Archive is somewhat delicate -- notify me when links break!
[BK]
Larsen, 1996; The Butterflies of Kenya and their natural history
[BOW]
Lewis, 1974; Butterflies of the World; ISBN 0 245 52097 X
[PBSA]
Dickson, C.G.C (ed.), Kroon, D.M.; Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa; AD. DONKER 1978


Some related literature:
Aurivillius, 1925
Die Gross-Schmetteringe der Erde; 13 Band; Die Afrikanischen Tagfalter in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 13 : 1-613, pl. 1-80
Boisduval, 1833
Faune Entomologique de Madagascar, Bourbon et Maurice. Lépidoptéres Faun. ent. Madagascar, Lépid. : 1-122, pl. 1-16, : (Repaged offprint from Nouv. Ann. Mus. Hist. nat. Paris 2 (2) : 149-270)
Butler, 1894
On two collection of Lepidoptera sent by H. H. Johnston, Esq., C.B., from British Central Africa Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1893 : 643-684, pl. 60 (1894)
Butler, 1898
On a collection of Lepidoptera made by Mr. F. V. Kirby chiefly Portuguese E. Africa Proc. zool. Soc. 1898 : 49-58
Evans, 1955
Revisional notes on African Hesperiidae Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (12) 8 : 881-885
Hemming, 1934
Some notes in the nomenclature of Palaearctic and African Rhopalocera Stylops 3 : 97-99
Hewitson, 1874
Illustrations of new species of exotic Butterflies selected chiefly from the collections of W. Wilson Saunders and William C. Hewitson Ill. exot. Butts [5] : (Systematic Index) V, (Anteros): [1-2], pl. [1] (1867), (Erycina & Necyria): [3-4], pl. [2] (1870), (Erycina Symmachia &c): [5-6], pl. [3] (1875), (Necyria & Esthemopsis): [7-8], pl. [4] (1872), (Calydna): [9-10], pl. [5] (1854), (Calydna II): [11-12], pl. [6] (1859), (Theope): [13-14], pl. [7] (1860), (Symmachia): [15-16], pl. [8] (1867), (Symmachia & Charis II): [17-18], pl. [9] (1871), (Charis): [19-20], pl. [10] (1866), (Emesis): [21-22], pl. [11] (1872), (Nymphidium I): [23-24], pl. [12] (1853), (Nymphidium II-III): [25-28], pl. [13-14] (1865), (Nymphidium IV): [29-30], pl. [15] (1871), (Lemonias I): [31-32], pl. [16] (1853), (Lemonias II): [33-34], pl. [17] (1858), (Lemonias III-IV): [35-38], pl. [18-19] (1863), (Lemonias V): [39-40], pl. [20] (1872), (Lemonias & Baeotis): [41-42], pl. [21] (1875), (Lemonias & Baeotis): [43-44], pl. [22] (1874), (Pachythone & Cremna): [45-46], pl. [23] (1873), (Hades, Uraneis, &c): [47-48], pl. [24] (1870), (Limnas I-II): [49-52], pl. [25-26] (1853), (Limnas & Panara): [53-54], pl. [27] (1875), (Limnas &c): [55-56], pl. [28] (1876), (Limnas & Ithomeis): [57-58], pl. [29] (1870), (Chamaelimnas & Ithomiola): [59-60], pl. [30] (1871), (Hermathena &c): [61-62], pl. [31] (1875), (Ogyris): [63-64], pl. [32] (1853), (Pentila & Liptena): [65-66], pl. [33] (1866), (Pentila & Liptena II): [67-68], pl. [34] (1873), (Lycaena): [69-70], pl. [35] (1876), (Pyrrhopyga I-II): [71-74], pl. [36-37] (1857), (Pyrrhopyga): [75-76], pl. [38] (1869), (Pyrrhopyga II-III): [77-80], pl. [39-40] (1871), (Pyrrhopyga IV): [81-82], pl. [41] (1873), (Pyrrhopyga V & Erycides): [83-84], pl. [42] (1875), (Ismene I-II): [85-88], pl. [43-44] (1867), (Eudamus): [89-90], pl. [45] (1873), (Eudamus II-III): [91-94], pl. [46-47] (1875), (Chaetocneme): [95-96], pl. [48] (1874), (Hesperia I-II): [97-100], pl. [49-50] (1867), (Hesperia III): [101-102], pl. [51] (1868), (Hesperia IV): [103-104], pl. [52] (1869), (Hesperia V): [105-106], pl. [53] (1872), (Hesperia V*-VI): [107-110], pl. [54-55] (1873), (Hesperia VII): [111-112], pl. [56] (1876), (Leucochitonea): [113-114], pl. [57] (1869), (Leucochitonea II): [115-116], pl. [58] (1875), (Pterygospidea): [117-118], pl. [59] (1873), (Cyclopides): [119-120], pl. [60] (1874), (Cyclopides & Hesperilla): [121-122], pl. [61] (1874)
Hewitson, 1868
Descriptions of one Hundred new Species of Hesperidae. (2) Descr. One Hundred new Spec. Hesp. (2): [2] + pp. 25 (from sp. 7 hypaepa)-56
Karsch, 1896
Aethiepische Hesperiiden Ent. Nachr. 22 (24) : 372-378
Linnaeus, 1764
Museum S'ae R'ae M'tis Ludovicae Ulricae Reginae Svecorum, Gothorum, Vandalorumque Mus. Lud. Ulr.: vi + 720 + [2]
Trimen, 1868
On some undescribed Species of South Africa Butterflies, including a new Genus of Lycaenidae Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1868 (1) : 69-96, pl. 5-6
Trimen, 1873
On some new species of Butterflies discovered in Extra-Tropical Southern Africa Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1873 (2) : 101-124, pl. 1
Wallengren, 1857
Kafferlandets Dag-fjärilar, insamlade ĺren 1838-1845 af J. A. Wahlberg / Lepidoptera Rhopalocera in Terra Caffrorum annis 1838-1845 collecta a J. A. Wahlberg K. svenska VetenskAkad. Handl. 2 (4) : 1-55


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